Beverly Brooks Temple

Memorial services for Beverly Brooks Temple, 85, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday,

January 9, 2015 at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence. Inurnment will be Private at Pioneer Cemetery. She passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.

She was born November 15, 1929 in Martin, TN to John and Mamie (McMillion) Brooks.

She grew up in Martin, TN and moved to Coffeyville in 1938 where she graduated from Field Kindley High School in Coffeyville.

She attended the University of Kansas and was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority.

She was member of the Plymouth Congregational Church, The Chi Omega Sorority Corporation Board. She assisted with Relay for Life and helped patients recovering from breast cancer treatment.

She was a co-owner of Undercover Women’s Lingerie store for several years in Lawrence with an additional location in Manhattan, KS.

She married Floyd O. Temple August 15, 1948 in Coffeyville, KS. He preceded her in death June 29, 2012.

Survivors include, one son, George “Biff” Temple, Granbury, TX; one daughter, Ann Clark, Arlington, TX; five grandchildren, Stephanie Temple, Kelly Ballard, Taylor Stapleton, Kaci Green, Brett Temple; and eleven great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

12 Condolences

  1. Amanda McMillion Kerrigan on January 8, 2015 at 8:38 am

    My heart is with you all!!! Cousin Bev was an incredible woman, and I have many fond memories of visiting her in Lawrence and stopping in when I was a KU. She like a sister to my dad, and her presence here will be missed so much.

  2. K Club on January 8, 2015 at 9:49 am

    To the entire Temple family, know that your Jayhawk family is with you. Your family has been a part of Kansas Athletics for decades and certainly Bev was right there through it all.

    We love you!

  3. JT McMillion on January 8, 2015 at 10:51 am

    I am sorry to hear the news. I many fond memories, especially when I spent 2 years at KU, Bev and Floyd always kept me grounded.

    My thoughts and prayers are with her family, especially my cousins, Biff and Ann.

  4. Ron MacDonald on January 8, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Biff, Ann, and the entire Temple family…I am so sorry for your loss. I did not get to spend as much time with Mrs. Temple (Bev) as I did your father, Floyd. We always felt her support for us ballplayers…Both of your parents were very special and influenced my life, for the good, more than you will ever know. They will both always be missed…Love and Prayers

  5. Steve Corder on January 8, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    To the Temple family and especially my former teammate, Biff, my most sincere condolences at your loss. The finally chapter of the First Family of KU Baseball has been written. So sad yet so much pride in having known both Mrs. T. & “Coach”, as she was the perfect compliment to “Coach”. My heartfelt prayers for your comfort and peace.

  6. Peggy (Stover) Farmer on January 8, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Dear Ann and Biff,

    So sorry to hear about Bev. She was such a wonderful, fun person! I have so many happy memories of spending time with your parents when they and my parents (Pete & Jean Stover) were younger. My mom had kept in touch with her until recently and is also very sad to hear about her passing. Regards, Peggy Stover Farmer

  7. John C. Preble on January 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family. Beverly was a very special lady and I always enjoyed her company. She will be missed. Beverly and Floyd can be together again.

  8. Mike and Vicki Turner on January 8, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    We were Floyd and Bev’s neighbors ( on Dakota) and we are so sorry to hear of her passing. We enjoyed visiting with her and Floyd when they would be outside doing their yard work. Our sincere sympathies for all the family.

  9. Angie Farmer on January 8, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Biff and Ann, Bev and I had been friends all our lives.For the last 20 or 30 years the “Golden Girls” have been getting together every year for a reunion. We had such fun. Several of our “girls” have gone ahead, but there are 3 of us left. We will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Jeff & Peggy on January 9, 2015 at 10:41 am

    No heart breaks alone for God is always near. When a prayer is whispered God is always there to hear. When sorrow’s overwhelming, He comforts tenderly. A single tear never falls that he does not hear.(Psalms 65:2) Sorry for your loss.

  11. Robin McMillion Eiland on January 10, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Loved our cousin Bev! She was such a classy lady and always so full of fun and life. We will all miss her. My love and prayers for you all. She was blessed with a wonderful family! I know she was greeted in her new heavenly home by a host of pretty great characters who went before her. What a reunion that must be!
    love Robin.

  12. Rozanna Davis on January 13, 2015 at 10:53 am

    I went to school with Ann. So sorry to hear of Mrs. Temple’s passing. I first met her in 1970 at a campus area store where she worked, and continued to shop at her stores until she retired. What a kind and gracious lady! She treated all her customers like family. I remember once I admired her haircut and she generoulsy gave me the name of her stylist. If only I had her beautiful thick, red hair! She loved her children and grandchildren, as I recall her speaking of them whenever I saw her. There’s no doubt she will be missed by her loved ones. God bless, Rozanna Davis

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